The disappearance of Madeleine McCann continues to make headlines and capture the attention of the press and public opinion worldwide.
Now, new information on the case It changes what was believed until now, puts forward a new theory and once again places the main suspect, Christian Brueckner, at the crime scene.
According to a witness, a week before the 3-year-old girl disappeared from the complex where she was on holiday with her family, the pedophile and rapist had devised a plan to kidnap a child and sell him to a couple without children.
What’s new in the case of Madeleine McCann
Ken Ralphsa British citizen who lived with Brueckner for a time, testified that Brueckner tried to recruit a friend to help him find a boy or girl to give to a German couple in exchange for money.
The witness further explained that the criminal wanted to attack a “rich family” In Praia da Luzin the Portuguese Algarve, the same tourist center where the little girl was kidnapped Maddie -as her family called her- May 3, 2007.
In dialogue with SkyNews, Ralphs said that a Friend He burst into tears and revealed that Christian Brueckner had asked him to help him complete the project left plane.
Ralphs, Brueckner and this friend – a foreigner whose name cannot be revealed for legal reasons – was part of a nomadic and bohemian community and lived marginally in the Algarve in 2007.
At that time, the Briton, now 59, he was hiding from the mafia after the Manchester police discovered him as an informer, he highlights The mirror.
According to the media, remembering what his friend had confessed to him, he specified: “We were sitting around the fire one evening after eating, had a few beers and my friend started crying. I asked him what was wrong and, in the end, he confessed to me that he had gotten involved with Christian to steal a child from Praia da Luz from a rich family.”.
And I add: “I told him he couldn’t get involved in kidnapping a person for ransom, that it was ridiculous. Then he replied: “no, it’s not like that”. “Christian had a client, a buyer, a German couple who couldn’t have children.”
Ken Ralphs said so SkyNews who managed to convince his friend, a vulnerable man who urgently needed money, of this do not participate in the conspiracy.
A week later, when he returned to the UK, he saw on the news that Madeleine McCann was missing of the tourist complex.
According to his testimony, he quickly alerted the police about this macabre plan his friend had told him and he had told them where Brueckner lived.
Ralphs also reached out Scotland Yard and with the German prosecutorswho forwarded the information to the investigators handling the case.
Christian Brueckner, now 47, is on trial sexual attacks which took place in Portugal. In this case she has always defended his innocence.
What happened to Madeleine McCann?
Madeleine McCann He disappeared shortly before his fourth birthday, on May 3, 2007, in Praia da Luz, southern Portugal, where he was spending holidays with his family.
That night, the girl slept in the room of the tourist complex with her brothers the twins Sean and Amelie2 years.
His parents, Kate and Gerry McCannthey had dinner with friends “Tapas”the resort restaurant, about 50 meters from the room.
They had arrived there around 8.40pm and every 20 minutes They took turns looking at them and checked that everything was OK.
Around 10pm, after one of those visits, the girl’s mother returned to the table crying and screaming. “They took her”he repeated over and over again.
His passing generated a exceptional campaign. The photos of the girl with light eyes and the characteristic spot on her iris went around the world and, for months, occupied the covers of newspapers and the hours of television.
The investigation stalled for years before authorities turned their attention to the German. Christian Bruecknera man who He lived at the time a few kilometers from the hotel.
“The investigation into the Brunswick suspect will probably continue for a long time,” the prosecutor’s office warned from the beginning.
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